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Old 02-23-2004, 12:44 PM
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Stre*t racing and Nitrous...

Why are these words so taboo on this site?

Say one or the other, and you've got yourself a flame war

Any thoughts on the subject?

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Old 02-23-2004, 12:52 PM
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Street racing is dangerous to other, innocent people. This website does not support it.

No one on here has a problem with Nitrous if it is used in a safe manor (i.e. off the street).


A mod might as well dump this thread because it is only going to go down hill from here.
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Old 02-23-2004, 01:11 PM
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I think he's referring to this thread

Passing somebody on the highway who made you mad by pushing your N20 button is really irresponsible and unsafe. I don't think anybody would disagree with that.

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Old 02-23-2004, 01:18 PM
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-------"'A picture is worth a thousand words"

Well it's the same thing transversely.

When a single word is mentioned that reminds someone of an experience they've had, they tend to have a replay of the memories.

Street Racing
Kinda like playing with fire. Just talking about it gets heated. But actually partaking in it, will burn you eventually (possibly literally). Either way, it's better to not discuss it here out of respect for those who have paid a dear price because of it. Murphy's Law tells us that if something CAN happen, it eventually WILL. Well, believe it or not, some members of this board have seen and felt great pain and loss because of 'Street Racing'. So we try to be respectful and not introduce salt to an open wound.

--------"There's a time and place for everything." ~unknown

Some things just don't belong.

Nitrous
This chemical is a wonderful tool in creating horsepower. However, the minute irresponsible kids get their hands on it, they think that's all you have to do to make a car fast is by adding this 'quick fix'. This kind of mentality is what separates a simple 'punk kid' from a true hotrodder. Anyone who takes the easy way out is proud to advertise his impatience by talking about NAAAAWWWWSSSSSS, will rarely ever gain the respect of a humble fella who takes the time to tweak every part, calculate the physics of gears, and dedicate as much time into a 'project' as a true hotrodder.

I mean no disrespect in my interpretation of the matter. Just trying to spell it out for you in my humble observation. Assuming that the maturity level is high enough, there shouldn't ever be a flame war. But then again, if you knew the fuel was there to begin with, would you still throw the spark?



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Very well said, K2mooch.

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Old 02-23-2004, 01:28 PM
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Thank you Mooch, those are good points.
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Old 02-23-2004, 01:37 PM
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When we were younger, we all "street raced"....

I don't now, cus I know better. Also, those were different times, things` were simpler, the cars were slower (some will dissagree), there wasn't as much traffic and generally, if something went wrong, generally, only the participants were hurt. Thats no excuse, but like I said, we grew out of it

Miss those old days sometimes.........SOMETIMES

As for nitros....never used it.

I think that, anyone who straps a bottle of high explosive in a car on the street, is a complete "IDIOT".....just think, if it got hit in an accident and exploded..........."BOOM"
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I might be wrong here but I don't think Nitrous itself is explosive. It just puts more Oxygen in the Fuel/Air mixture allowing the engine to burn more gasoline.
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An oxygen bottle (or nitros) if ruptured is very dangerous. Thats all Im saying.
Gasoline won't burn without oxygen.
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You're my hero mooch! Seriously though, you really do have a diplomatic way of communicating that I think we could all take a note or two on. You're a quality addition to this site.


Rock on dude-

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Here's an example of what happens when a NOS bottle explodes.



Any gas under pressure can explode given the right circumstances.

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Old 02-23-2004, 02:08 PM
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Ouch!!

Am I wrong on this one. Is nitrous flammable? I thought it just aided the burning of gasoline.
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Not sure if its flammable or not, the big issue is that its combustible.

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I might be wrong here but I don't think Nitrous itself is explosive. It just puts more Oxygen in the Fuel/Air mixture allowing the engine to burn more gasoline.
If the bottle gets too hot and builds pressure it can very well explode. Not to mention the times I've seen intakes grenaded through hoods at the track because the mixture wasn't right or the nitrous pooled in the intake.

Its just not safe in the hands of somebody who wants a quick fix. It should be researched before strapping a bottle in your car. Its also very illegal on the street.


Edit - haha, I was a little slow with my reply. Nice pic you posted Centerline, there's a couple others on the 'net.
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Old 02-23-2004, 02:13 PM
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10-4 good buddy

I think I got it now. The Nitrous itself is not flammable but a bottle can explode from too much pressure. Boy, I would be nervous about using a bottle warmer, what if that thing shorted out and burned up
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